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Activities include Erev Shabbat dinners, pizza parties, social action projects, hiking in nearby state parks, Passover seder, Chanukah and Sukkot parties, etc. Local Reform and Conservative congregations welcome students for holiday and Shabbat services and various congregational activities. JSO/Hillel serves as the representative of Jewish students and the local Jewish community on the UK campus. It is our goal to provide students an avenue to social, educational, spiritual, and affiliational aspects of Judaism. We aim to reach out to undergraduate, graduate and professional students on the UK campus as well as those at all of the other institutions of higher education in the Central Kentucky area. The organization is flexible, dynamic and student-centered.

This Hillel serves: University of Kentucky; Berea College; Transylvania University; Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Centre College; Eastern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Enrollment

250 Jewish Students (1.1%*)
22,236 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

50 Jewish Students (0.7%*)
7,166 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Major
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 96%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $12,484
  • Tuition Out-of-State $31,294
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 31% / 2%
  • Greek Life Yes

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439 Marquis Ave
Lexington KY 40502 US
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(859) 562-2610
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